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Facebook introduces Messenger platformFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the Messenger platform at the company's F8 conference in San Francisco. The new platform will let developers add content inside the service.
[MUSIC] Today we're introducing Messenger Platform. It's a new platform that developers- [APPLAUSE] It's a, Messenger Platform is a new platform that developers can use to build. Apps that help people connect with the more than six hundred million people that are using messenger to communicate everyday. So we are going to talk about two things. The first is giving people more tools for expression. Im going to show you how this works. We are expanding the composer in messenger so now you are going to be able to. Easily in line, find different services, that help you say anything you want better. And you're gonna be able to discover these services right in line. And there gonna deep link right to the app stores, so you can download them very easily. And you can create content. You can share directly into messenger. And, what you're gonna see is that. Your friends are gonna be eas, easily able to reply and install the apps that you're sharing with them. All right, now, the second thing that we wanna talk about is making Messenger a place where you can easily communicate with the businesses you care about in addition to the people you care about. So, currently if you want to get in touch with a business. You know most of us probably, still call them. But, you know, I don't actually know anyone who likes calling businesses. Right, I mean it, it's just not fast, or convenient, and it definitely doesn't feel like the future. So, you know, think about how useful it would be. If you could just message a business and instantly get information about whatever you need, make a reservation, buy something in line, change ship, shipping information in time. So today we're introducing a way for you to communicate with businesses right through messenger.